I love these FNISS trash bins from Ikea. I have several, and they stack. So, when I have my buddies over to craft, I can give each person their own. At $1.99, they're a bargain. However, they're sort of boring, so I decided to make it cute.
I'm by no means a graphic artist, but I can doodle, and so can you! I used chalk markers (see photo below), so any mistakes could easily be erased. I drew on words and images that are special to me - my Janome machine, a robot, flowers, hearts, and of course, cupcakes. Added a few sayings, and it was all done!
You could do these for any theme you can imagine. They'd be great craft projects for kids, too. Maybe even as a craft to do at a birthday party. They come in different colors, too. My Ikea had red and black, too.
Here's a pic of the markers I used. They're at Amazon, but I'm pretty sure I found them at Michael's or Joann, but neither have them on their website. These are the type of markers they use on the boards at Starbucks.
Give it a try - it's not about perfect artwork, it's about fun.